Comcast takes over DP cable system on March 7

Staff Writer

Comcast will officially complete the purchase of and take operational control of Northstar Broadband Cable TV system in Deer Park on March 7.
Comcast will operate and maintain existing Northstar cable subscribers with an interim channel line-up and will immediately start design work on a full system upgrade . The upgrade, which is expected to take between 6-9 months, will bring Comcast’s state-of-the art fiber optic network to the area.
Once the upgrade is complete, Comcast will offer its full suite of Xfinity residential and Comcast business services, including the new X1 platform with up to 225 channels of programming, internet service with speeds up to 1 gigabit, complimentary access to nearly a million Wi-Fi hotspots statewide, advanced digital voice home phone service, 24/7 home security service and Xfinity Mobile service.
During the system upgrade, Comcast will not be adding new customers.